1. Vandross Video Features Famous Friends, Fans

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Luther Vandross still hospitalized as he recovers from a stroke suffered in April, a host of famous friends and fans recently joined together to star in a video for his latest single. The clip fo With Luther Vandross still hospitalized as he recovers from a stroke suffered in April, a…

  2. The Executioner's Last Songs: Volumes 2 and 3

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It may seem ironic to choose murder, torture and lawlessness as themes for a compilation to benefit the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty, but Jon Langford & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts It may seem ironic to choose murder, torture and lawlessness as themes for a compilation to…

  3. A fun-loving romantic comedy with a twist, "How

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A fun-loving romantic comedy with a twist, "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" is a great summer DVD with loads of extra features. A fun-loving romantic comedy with a twist, "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" is a great summer DVD with loads of extra features. Cast interviews with…

  4. Billboard Bits: Blue Rodeo, TMBG, Jeff Klein

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blue Rodeo joins Rolling Stones & Friends Toronto concert, They Might Be Giants song featured in GapKids commercial, and singer/songwriter Jeff Klein extends his New York residency. Blue Rodeo has been added to the massive Rolling Stones & Friends concert July 30 in Toronto. One day…

  5. Gov't Mule Plans Road 'Rebirth'

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Roots rock act Gov't Mule, led by occasional Allman Bros. guitarist Warren Haynes, will hit the road this fall on its Rebirth of the Mule tour. With former Black Crowes lead singer Chris Robinson's ba Roots rock act Gov't Mule, led by occasional Allman Bros. guitarist Warren…

  6. Breaking & Entering

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: The Hiss, Cooler Kids and Café Tacuba. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. HISSIN' IN THE U.K.: When Atlanta four…

  7. Matthews Gets 'Personal' On 'Some Devil'

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews tells Billboard.com that his recently completed solo debut reveals a side of the singer/songwriter that his fans have not yet seen. Matthews says "Some Devil," due Sept. 23 on RCA, inclu Dave Matthews tells Billboard.com that, in many ways, his recently completed solo…

  8. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 14-20, 2003. The middle of July is always significant for one thing: Major League Baseball's All-Star Game! It's something you can count on, and American tradition. It's like Mom, apple pie and, well,…

  9. Tunes On TV

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 14-20, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 14 "101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment," E! Featured Artists: David Crosby, Carmen Electra, Melissa Etheridge, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Milli Vanilli, Liza…

  10. Jane's Addiction Returns

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The return of Jane's Addiction has been greeted with open arms. "Strays," the band's first new studio album in 13 years, is due July 22 via Capitol. The set already has a huge pre-release buzz thanks to the single "Just…

  11. Jackson's 'Night And Day' Revisited, Revamped

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Joe Jackson's "Night and Day" will be re-released July 29 by A&M/UME. The "deluxe edition" of the 1982 album has been digitally remastered from the original analog master tapes, and is expanded wi Joe Jackson's "Night and Day" will be re-released…

  12. Hanson Sets Acoustic August

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Brotherly pop band Hanson, which parted ways with Island Def Jam earlier this year, has set a summer North American acoustic tour. At the shows, the group will unveil a number of songs slated for its Brotherly pop band Hanson, which parted ways with Island Def Jam earlier this year, has set a…

  13. Billboard Bits: Mellencamp, Domingo, Malin and New Amsterdams

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stories on John Mellencamp's theater shows, Placido Domingo voicing an animated film, and Jesse Malin touring with the New Amsterdams. John Mellencamp will stage a pair of intimate concerts July 29 in Los Angeles and July 31 in New York. Tickets for the show at Town Hall in New York will…

  14. Hootenanny Salutes Strummer

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Late Clash frontman Joe Strummer was honored with a few special tributes at last weekend's ninth annual Hootenany rockabilly festival and car show in Orange County, Calif. Late Clash frontman Joe Strummer was honored with a few special tributes at last weekend's ninth annual…

  15. Tunes On TV

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 7-13, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 7 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd (also scheduled: Sean Connery, Regina King). "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist:…

  16. Breaking And Entering

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Drive-By Truckers, Mogwai, Yonder Mountain String Band A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. KEEP ON TRUCKIN': A little-known cult act two…

  17. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, Bonnaroo, Summit On The Sound

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, Bonnaroo, Summit On The Sound Sheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn and Trick Pony have been added to the lineup for 2003 edition of Farm Aid, to be held Sept. 7 at the Germain Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio. As previously reported , Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John…

  18. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 30-July 6, 2003. There's more music in the air than usual this week, thanks to Friday's Fourth of July celebrations across the country. A&E will broadcast "This Is Your Country," featuring…

  19. Dido Hoists 'Flag' For Sophomore Disc

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. vocalist Dido will follow up her wildly successful debut album, "No Angel," with "Life for Rent," due Sept. 30 from Arista. The set will be preceded by the single "White Flag," which will debut S U.K. vocalist Dido will follow up her wildly successful debut…

  20. Lips Nailed For Cat Stevens Song Similarity

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips have been forced to turn over publishing royalties to Cat Stevens as part of a settlement in which Stevens (real name: Yusuf Islam) alleged that the Lips' song "Fight Test" bore a ver The Flaming Lips have been forced to turn over publishing royalties to Cat…

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